Welcoming a baby is one of the happiest moment in someone’s life. For this precious, soon to be born, human-being, we want the best in every aspect of their life. And this, starting from one of the place they stay the most in their first years of existence. I know that it can be easily expensive to buy furniture and decorations for rooms, especially for nursery rooms. That’s why I thought of a cute crochet wall decor, that will end up really pretty looking, yet cheap in its cost. I will show you how to DIY this fluffy cloud wall hanging decor for your baby room with some recycled cardboard and yarn. Spoiler alert: it’s easier than you might think!
- Faux fur Yarn, 1 skein of 75 gr should be enough, but get 2 just in case
- Amigurumi cotton yarns of different colors for the stars
- a 5 mm and 3 mm crochet hooks
- fiberfill polyester for stuffing
- 6 Craft pompom
- White pearl cotton thread
- A big and thick cardboard: at least 65 x 45 cm, and 4 mm of thickness
- Optional: glue gun
- stitch markers
- a cutter, if you can use cut-resistant gloves, it will be better, so you won’t hurt yourself while cutting.
- A2 paper for transferring the pattern onto the cardboard, or you can use A4 papers (I will explain how later on).
Abbreviations – DIY Cloud Wall Hanging
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
tr: treble crochet
sl st: slip stitch
R: round / row
DIY: Cloud Wall Hanging Decor For Your Baby Room
The cardboard cloud
We will start by printing the cloud illustration on paper. If you have a silhouette cameo pro like myself, you can directly cut the cloud on a piece of A2 paper, or tape four sheets of A4 paper together then cut the illustration on it. I have a tiktok video showing the quick process on my profile, you can watch it there (you can also follow me on tiktok, this will be hugely appreciated :)).
If you don’t own a silhouette machine or a printer that can print on a large piece of paper, you can follow these instructions or these one, to print the illustration onto multiple sheet of A4 papers. You will just have to tape them together once printed, to form the cloud pattern. Then cut it with scissors.
The cloud illustration can be downloaded here (png and pdf files available): Click here
You may resize it to fit your liking. The original illustration is around 55 x 30 cm.
Cut the cloud (if not done yet), then trace the illustration pattern onto the cardboard. You may tape the cloud down to the cardboard, so it won’t move when you’re tracing.
Once you’re done tracing, cut the cloud on the cardboard with your cutter. Be gentle on your 1st pass to carefully mark the design and the curves of the cloud, then cut deeply on your 2nd pass.
Now that you have your base support, let’s crochet!
Crochet the outline of the cloud
Pick your faux fur yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook. Make a slipknot.
We will single crochet all around the cardboard, with the stitches being on the outside of it. It might be difficult to crochet normally, you will need to use your other hand to pull the yarn on the hook, instead of the hook itself pulling the yarn, as we usually do.
It’s a pretty simple technique: you put your yarn behind the cardboard, then you pull it back up on the front to place it on your hook, then pull it back down and up on the back of the cardboard, then finish your sc as usual. I’m showing how on my tiktok video, you might check it out to see how to do, clearly. But here are some pictures to help you out:
Do this all around the cardboard. There’s no amount of stitches you should absolutely have at the end of the round. So make as much as you need. You may want to glue (with the glue gun) some yarn to the cardboard in certain spots (especially the curves), to secure it so that it won’t move later on. But this is optional, if you don’t have glue it will be fine either way.
Once you finished the entire outline of the cloud, you can cut the yarn, fasten off and weave in the ends.
The Amigurumi Stars
You will need your amigurumi cotton yarn and the 3 mm crochet hook.
Start with a magic circle.
Round 1: 5 sc (5)
Round 2: 5 sc inc (10)
R3: (1 sc, sc inc) x5 (15)
R4: (2 sc, sc inc) x5 (20)
R5: (3 sc, sc inc) x5 (25)
R6: (4 sc, sc inc) x5 (30)
R7: [1 sc, sl st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, (1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc) in the next stitch), 1 hdc] repeat this 5 times. At the end finish with an invisible join, and cut yarn, fasten off.
Make 2 stars this way (these will be the front and the back of the finished star), then sew them together (back to back) while stuffing the inside with the polyester fiberfill before closing the star completely.
Make a total of 6 amigurumi stars this way.
With a sewing needle and the pearl cotton yarn, go through the craft pompoms and the stars to then attach the thread on the bottom of the cloud. Make 3 rows of stars and pompoms (2 stars, 2 pompons in each one of them). And you will finally be done!
The only thing left to do is to hang it on a wall. I personally used 2 self-adhesive wall hooks and some thread to hang my cloud.
If you are a crafty person and you love clouds (like I obviously do haha), may I recommend you this cute cloud needle minder to make yourself with polymer clay, it’s really fun to make! Also, it would be a great gift for your embroiderer / cross stitcher friend, for sure!
Don’t forget to let me know what do you think of this new pattern, and if you have any question, the comment box below is the right place to leave your message. (I love reading them!)
Have fun making your cute wall hanging!